Five College Consortium

WEST AFRICAN DANCE II

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Dance
Course Number: 
242
Institution: 
Smith College
Combined enrollment 142/242. This course is an exploration of the various dance styles, forms and symbols attributed to the classical societies of Western Africa. The course focuses on those dances whose origins are (historically) found in the Old Mali Empire, (i.e., Mali, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea) as well as Nigeria and Ghana. It specifically examines the dance styles of the Serer, Lebou, Djiolla, Bambara, Wolof, Sauce, Malinke, Manding, Yoruba and Twi peoples of these regions. Enrollment limited to 12.: This course introduces African dance, music and song as a traditional mode of expression in various African countries. It emphasizes appreciation and respect for African culture and its profound influence on American culture and art.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
30437
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Schedule #: 
30438-S18

Course Sections

WEST AFRICAN DANCE II
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 2.0 Marilyn Sylla msylla@smith.edu F 01:10-04:00 BERENS 3